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Hepatitis A Antibody (Total)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis A Antibody (Total) Chemiluminescence
Send Out Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

4 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube

Comments

This test does not differentiate between IgG and IgM antibodies. This test provides a total of both combined.

CPT Code

  • 86708